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Table 1 The results of stress to failure, modulus and strain at failure for control and treated specimens are shown.

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   N Mean Std. Deviation Std. Error Minimum Maximum
Stress to failure Autoclave 10 .916 .300 .094 .58 1.63
(MPa) Boiled 10 .882 .245 .077 .63 1.47
  Pasteurization 10 1.222 .743 .235 .46 2.59
  Irradiation 10 1.022 .617 .195 .44 2.56
  Control 10 2.035 1.253 .396 .77 4.64
  Total 50 1.215 .820 .116 .44 4.64
Strain to failure Autoclave 10 4.671 1.926 .609 2.42 9.43
% Boiled 10 4.699 2.716 .859 1.27 9.63
  Pasteurization 10 5.832 3.917 1.238 1.94 14.62
  Irradiation 10 3.654 1.272 .402 1.39 5.79
  Control 10 9.691 7.526 2.380 .71 25.35
  Total 50 5.709 4.481 .633 .71 25.35
Modulus autoclave 10 6.462 4.923 1.556 1.37 13.36
(MPa) Boiled 10 3.909 2.421 .765 1.27 9.16
  pasteur 10 7.764 5.739 1.814 2.80 18.67
  gamma 10 10.593 5.025 1.589 1.29 17.02
  Control 10 19.039 16.358 5.173 7.18 49.35
  Total 50 9.553 9.646 1.364 1.27 49.35